EVGA GTX 560Ti Review

By Nimish Sawant | Updated Nov 15 2011
EVGA GTX 560Ti Review
DIGIT RATING
90 /100
  • design

    80

  • performance

    70

  • value for money

    80

  • features

    80

  • PROS
  • Crysis 2 bundled game
  • Great performance
  • CONS
  • Tends to heat up quite a bit

Verdict

EVGA GTX 560Ti packs in a lot of accessories for a Crysis franchise fanboy. Performance wise is it better than all cards except the ZOTAC card as it is overclocked 50MHz lesser than the ZOTAC card. Pricing is expectedly higher than the ZOTAC card. If you are not much of the Crysis fan or do no want all the accessories provided go for ZOTAC card, else stick to this card.

EVGA GTX 560Ti detailed review

Features: EVGA GTX 560Ti has a special Crysis 2 packaging on one side. The accessories will make any Crysis fanboy drool . Not only does it pack in a 'Crysis 2 Limited Edition' disc, but also a Crysis 2 T-shirt and a huge Crysis 2 poster. This is a souped up version of the card, clocked at 900 MHz - a 78 MHz upgrade from the base clock. As far as connectivity options go, it has two DVI-I ports and a mini HDMI port.


Design and Build: The card comes in an all-black plastic shroud with a Crysis 2 design element embossed onto it. The build is quite sturdy. The two 6-pin power connectors are on the right hand side and there is an open section for air flow. But the closed shroud design might tend to heat up the card, as there is only one compact fan in the centre atop a heatsink beneath surrounded by the closed shroud.

Performance: The EVGA GTX 560Ti is the second best performing card here. The crown is held by ZOTAC GTX 560 Ti AMP Edition which is overclocked to 950MHz. Scores from EVGA are good enough to game comfortably at 1080p and in some games such as FarCry 2, STALKER: Call of Pripyat, Dirt 3 and Resident Evil 5, you can also game comfortably at 1920x1200. Our fear of the shroud design turned out to be true, with the card heating up to 83 degrees C on load. Although the temperature delta is at 36 degrees C which is much lower than the 47 degrees C observed on the ZOTAC card, we felt that a more open shroud would have got load temperatures even lower.

Refer to the gallery to view benchmarks, as well as the below table.

Verdict: EVGA GTX 560Ti packs in a lot of accessories for a Crysis franchise fanboy. Performance wise is it better than all cards except the ZOTAC card as it is overclocked 50MHz lesser than the ZOTAC card. Pricing is expectedly higher than the ZOTAC card. If you are not much of the Crysis fan or do no want all the accessories provided go for ZOTAC card, else stick to this card.

Score Out of 100: 80.64

Price: Rs.14,750

Features, Specs, Scores

Brand Model

EVGA GTX560Ti

Type of memory / Memory Clock (MHz) DDR5 / 1053
Core / Shader Clock (MHz)

900 / 1800

No. of Stream Processors

384 Unified

Memory size (MB) / Memory Interface

1024 / 256-bit

Connects on card

Mini HDMI, 2xDVI-D

Accessories provided

Mini HDMI-HDMI, DVI-VGA, 2x6pin power adaptors, Crysis 2 T-Shirt, Crysis 2 poster, Driver CD

Game Provided

Y, Crysis 2 Limited Edition

Synthetic Benchmarks
3D Mark 11 (Overall)
7034
3D Mark 11 (Graphics)
7668

Unigine Heaven v2.5 (1680x1050, 4xAF, Max Shader, Extreme Tesellation) Score

897

Unigine Heaven v2.5 (1680x1050, 4xAF, Max Shader, Extreme Tesellation) Frame rate

35.6
Temperature (Load)
83
Temperature (Idle)
47

Game Benchmarks

FarCry 2 (1280x1024, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

130.89

FarCry 2 (1680x1050, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

124.91

FarCry 2 (1920x1080, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

117.86

FarCry 2 (1280x1024, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

121.6

FarCry 2 (1680x1050, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

110.58

FarCry 2 (1920x1080, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

101.68

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1680x1050, No AA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

132.4

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1680x1050, 4x AA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

92.5

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1920x1080, 4xAA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

80.4

Resident Evil (1680x1050, 4xAA, Motion Blur on)

127.3

Resident Evil (1920x1080, 4xAA, Motion Blur on)

119.7

Crysis Warhead (1280x1024, DX10, Med) Avg

75

Crysis Warhead (1680x1050, DX10, Med) Avg

74

Crysis Warhead (1680x1050, DX10, Very High) Avg

44

Crysis Warhead (1920x1080, DX10, Very High) Avg

38

Dirt 3 (1280x1024, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

166.83

Dirt 3 (1680x1050, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

152.25

Dirt 3 (1920x1080, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

143.65

Dirt 3 (1280x1024, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

150.7

Dirt 3 (1680x1050, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

132.58

Dirt 3 (1920x1080, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

121.59
Crysis 2 (1920x1080 Hardcore)
58.39
Crysis 2 (1680x1050 Hardcore)
67.05

 

EVGA GTX 560Ti Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 15 Nov 2011
Market Status: Discontinued

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